New: Open Enrollment Format!
For more information about what this means for the ShipShape Program, read the ShipShape Program Open Enrollment Fact Sheet. All new facilitators will be trained to deliver the updated curriculum and wwwister the program in the open enrollment format.
About the ShipShape Program
The ShipShape Program is the official Navy weight management program designed to assist active duty and reserve military service members, beneficiaries, and government civilians with making healthy behavior changes in order to lose weight. The eight session program focuses on three essential components for weight loss: nutrition, physical activity, and mindset. The program starts with participants taking an introductory self-paced online session, followed by attending six in-person group sessions, and concluding with a self-paced online session. Participants must complete all sessions within six months of their first group session. The goal of the ShipShape Program is to equip participants with the skills and resources necessary to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle.
The ShipShape Program is highly recommended for active duty and reserve military service members who have failed or are at risk of failing their body composition assessment (BCA) standards or experience weight cycling or unhealthy weight fluctuations between BCA cycles (even if they meet BCA standards at weigh-in). The program presents a healthy and permanent approach to weight loss and can decrease the loss rate of active duty and reserve military service members by helping them to get back within standards, pass the Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), and continue to achieve long-term weight management goals.
For More Information
Comments or general questions can be emailed to the ShipShape Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the ShipShape Program Information Brief to help you get started!
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